Sahar Vardi speaking about The Wall in East Jerusalem
It takes courage to face jail. And perhaps even more courage to face Israelis marching in the street in support of the attack on Gaza with a different message, one challenging the militarism of Israeli society and the occupation. But that is what Sahar Vardi, AFSC Israel Program Staff and her colleagues do.
BDS is a form of economic activism that is premised on the idea that violations of Palestinians’ rights result not only from Israeli government policies and actions, but also from corporate and institutional policies and actions that support and sustain Israel’s occupation and violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
This resource guide is intended to help facilitate discussion about the film “5 Broken Cameras” by social action groups, classes, and other interested parties. We hope that discussion of this important film becomes a vehicle for developing a greater understanding of the issues involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and nonviolent resistance in Palestine.
This section of the 5 Broken Cameras Discussion Guide includes sample questions which can be used to guide discussions about the film and information about resources that interested individuals and groups can use to find out more about the situation in Bil’in, in Israel and Palestine, and about actions they can support that will help bring change.
TRAVEL TO PALESTINE/ISRAEL WITH INTERFAITH PEACE-BUILDERS AND AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE This delegation will explore current realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians, including settlements, the occupation, and the peace process—by learning directly from those living there. We will also explore issues relevant to young people in the region, including efforts to educate and empower future generations working towards a just resolution to the conflict. Our itinerary will feature meetings
Presentation to members of New Garden Friends Meeting.
AFSC members and other volunteers took part in an Occupy Greensboro presentation last week at New Garden Friends Meeting. The presentation focused upon the history of the Occupy Together movement and other grassroots movements across the globe, motivations for participation in the movement, and non-violent influences.
Anthology of Palestinian and Israel nonviolence activists
Presentation followed by discussion with author, on her interview-based study of more than 100 Israel and Palestinian nonviolent activists, their strategies and challenges in pursuing a just peace. Copies will be available.
Sponsored by AFSC and BFUU-Social Justice Committee. Wheelchair accessible. Donations appreciated.
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